Sunday, November 30, 2014

Ridley's Believe It Or Not November 30 History Computer Security Day

Ridley's Believe It Or Not—November 30, 2014:    Trust your Thanksgiving weekend was a great one and that you did not exceed 6,000 calories or if you did managed to take a very long bike ride. As always I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids and a quote from Nicolas Thompson, with a smile on your sunscreened face, wondering if this is the day to enjoy some mousse, blessed with a positive attitude even though you know you will have to wade through tons of spam in your inbox, and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for a memorable event or the coming Christmas, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient.  You need only contact me for details.
       1. St. Andrew’s Day—celebrating in Scotland a national day for the patron saint of Scotland.
       2. Computer Security Day—observed since 1998 to promote awareness of the need in an increasingly hacker prone world for computer security; definitely a good day to change your passwords.
       3. Partridge in a Pear Tree Day—celebrating the number one song on this day in 1970 I Think I Love You by the Partridge Family.  
       4. Perpetual Youth Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1929 of TV Host Dick Clark who seemed totally ageless until his final song announced in 2012.
       5. National Mousse Day—celebrating that light and airy desert made with egg whites.
 On this day in
      a. 1886 the Follies Bergere staged its first revue.
      b. 1982 the Michael Jackson’s album Thriller was released and subsequently became the largest selling album in history.
      c. 2004 after winning over $2,500,000 Jeopardy contestant Ken Jennings finally lost; his winnings were the largest total in any game show.
      d. 1990 John Sentamu became the first black archbishop in the Church of England.
Reflections on computer security:”Privacy snafus are to social networks as violence is to football. The whole point of social networks is to share stuff about people that’s interesting, just as the whole point of football is to upend the guy with the ball. Every so often, someone gets paralyzed, which prompts us to add padding to the helmets or set new rules about tackling. Then we move on.” — Nicholas Thompson , noted American journalist and editor of
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